Cleveland Browns Post-Game Notes

It's game-day and the Browns ultimately disappointed. Blowing a 10-point lead to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Browns sink deeper into the depths of the AFC North basement.

A pair of Browns receivers each hauled in their first career touchdowns this afternoon. Wide receiver Jordan Norwood set a career-high with 69 receiving yards on four receptions, including a 24-yard touchdown.

Rookie wide receiver Greg Little recorded a team-leading five receptions for 57 yards, including a three-yard score. Little leads the team this season with 47 receptions and 489 receiving yards. He passed Darrin Chiaverini (44 in 1999) for the fifth-most receptions by a Browns rookie. Little entered the game leading all NFL rookies in receptions this season.

With 127 total return yards today, wide receiver Joshua Cribbs became seventh player in NFL history to amass 10,000 career total kick return yards. He has recorded 1,542 career punt return yards and 8,533 career kickoff return yards for 10,075 total kick return yards.

Quarterback Colt McCoy completed 16 of 34 passes for 151 yards and tied a career-best with two touchdown passes. He added 38 rushing yards, including a career-long 20 yard run, topping his previous career-long of 18 yards against Jacksonville on November 21, 2010.

Kicker Phil Dawson connected on field goals of 54 and 32 yards today. He now has seven field goals of 50 yards or more this season, which is the third most all-time in an NFL single season. His 54-yarder was a season long.

Rookie defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard recorded four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. He now has a team-leading 4.5 sacks on the season and a team-best four forced fumbles. Entering the game, Sheard was tied for fourth in the NFL with three forced fumbles.

Running back Peyton Hillis led the Browns with 65 rushing yards on 19 attempts. His 65 yards is his second highest total of the season (94 at Indianapolis 9/18). Hillis had been inactive the previous five games with a hamstring injury.

Cleveland totaled 134 rushing yards today and now has amassed 282 yards on the ground the last two games (141 avg.).

The Browns took the opening possession 82 yards on nine plays, resulting in a 24-yard touchdown pass. It was the Browns' first opening drive touchdown of the season.

Linebacker Titus Brown recorded his first career sack.

On the Bengals' opening drive, the Browns used a goal-line stand to stop Cincinnati on fourth and goal from the one yard line. It was the team's second goal-line stand in as many weeks, as the Browns used a goal-line stand to preserve a, 14-10, win last week against the Jaguars with the final two plays of the game emanating from the one-yard line. Cleveland has three goal-line stands on the season.

Cleveland's 17 first half points were a season high. The team's 187 yards in the first half were their second-high total of the season (191 vs. St. Louis 11/13).

Defensive lineman Kiante Tripp made his NFL debut. Tripp was signed from the team's practice squad on Friday.

Defensive back Sheldon Brown has played in 155 consecutive regular season games, a figure which currently ranks sixth among all active defensive players.

Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 75 games of his career.


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